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. among our guests here tonight. we begin with the accusations that someone inside the obama white house is threatening employees of the state department and cia who want to gives -- a share critical information about the benghazi terrorist attacks with congress. fox news chief osman correspondent james rose and has our report. >> the state department pushed back against charges monday alleging that whistle-blower suit were preparing to cooperate with congressional investigators have faced threats and intimidation from their superiors. >> we have to follow this issue and the politicize it. the american people deserve answers. i am determined that this will be in accountable. >> the state department would never tolerate or sanction retaliation against civilians on any issue, including this one. that is an obligation we take very seriously. >> reporter: president obama profess to be unaware by longstanding efforts to question survivors from the benghazi attacks of september 11th in which terrorists killed a u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. >> and not familiar with this n
hot forecast coming up next. ,, president obama walked into white house press room toda 100 days into his second te told reporters he >>> no topics were off limits when president obama walked into the white house press room. 100 days into his second term he told reporters he still has a political clout to get things done in washington. he seemed cautiously hopeful about a potentially fiscal plan. but he emphasized it's the lawmakers to make one. >> that's their job, their elected, members of congress are elected in order to do what's right for their constituents. >>> you have heard it before when you buy a gift card make sure it hasn't been tampered with and keep that activation receipt. on the consumer watch, julie watts tells us that is no longer enough. crooks have figured out a new scam that can leave you with a worthless gift card. >> there's a big deck of cards there and we just pulled one off the shelf and went to the cashier and paid for. >> reporter: martin did exactly what he is supposed to do when buying a gift card. make sure the silver box on the back has not been ta
gets worse, and this is the jam the obama white house is in. >> the other big story that's been certainly talked about from the huffington post is the bangladesh tragedy. the garment facility that crumbled because of the way that it was made and the poor care going into it and then this makes us all think and take a double look at what we're wearing, where we're getting things and how it's coming in to the u.s. explain to all of us the bigger -- the connective tissue, that is, that we should be concerned about as americans when we look at that tragedy and realize that 500 people perished just going to work. >> right. you know, every time something like this happens, this is the worst one that's happened in a very, very long time, but every time there's a fire or a building collapse, the western world and the western brands kind of unite around the idea that okay, we're going to start inspecting these factories in bangladesh better. we're going to make sure that they have better standards. and they put all of the blame on bangladesh, as if they kind of had no idea that this was h
quickly tell you. the obama white house, is going to say the market settled under a stewardship, must be all our stimulus and spending. you say what? >> the disparity between the rich and poor is going to keep growing. that's the underlie political story. i'm going to a lot of money and you are but the factory worker is not. >> neil: people he calls, if they don't return the call, there's hell to pay. mike wallace, he is italian. >> anybody remember this? >> these cuts are not smart, they're not fair, they will hurt our economy. >> the sequester is harmful. >> they'll add hundreds of thousands of americans to he up employment role. >> workers up employment benefits are reduced and cut back. >> the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> i love it. i'm the only one who gets it. we're still waiting because by the government's numbers, that sequestration, i'm still waiting. the latest employment data, put ting putting putting the kabash on the sequestration, and little more than to rounding errors. now, it took -- in march when we didn't see the impact, democrats say, you just wait unt
it used to be. the white house now says president obama spoke with his russian counterpart vladimir putin today about coordinating their efforts to fight terrorism. the leaders also apparently discussed the concerns about syria and the chemical weapons there. just last week we learned that u.s. intelligence indicates the syrians may have used nerve gas against their people. that's president obama has line.in the past would the white house says right now there is not enough evidence. >> there is much more to be done to verify conclusively that the red line that the president has talked about has been crossed. >> shepard: still, the pentagon does have options in case the president decides it's time to take action. jennifer griffin with the news live at the pentagon tonight. explain the possible plans for using force, jen. >> well, both the white house and the pentagon, shep, appear to be buying time. >> we are continuing to assess what happened. i think we should wait to get the facts. before we make any judgments on what action, if any, should be taken and what kind of action. >> a no-fly
of other topics. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from the white house. >> reporter: president obama suggested he'll consider military action against syria, if the international community confirms president bashar assad used chemical weapons his own people. >> the proliferation is such that we don't want that genie out of that box. >> reporter: the president prodding lawmakers to find a compromise that will replace the automatic budget cuts. >> the only way we're going to lift it is if we do a bigger deal that meets the test of lowering our deficit and growing our economy. >> reporter: the president sounded more optimistic about immigration reform. saying that he is confident that a bipartisan bill in the senate that beats up border security and provides a pathway to citizenship, will make it to his desk. >> president obama praised investigators working on the boston bombing case. asked whether americans should worry about big public events, he said everyone can take a cue from boston. >> that we're not going to stop living our lives because warped, twisted individuals try to intimid
. >>> according a white house official, president obama will nominate anthony fox as his new transportation secretary. if confirmed, he would replaceout going secretary ray lahood. fox is the first african- american mommyny among -- nominee among the new cabinet members for president obama's second term. >>> george lucas is one of three finalists to create a cultural hub in san francisco's presidio. they received 16 proposals at the space for the former building at crissy field. george lucas wants to use that site to build an art museum from his personal collection. two other ideas, an institute and a hub for exhibits and performances. those finalists will be asked to submit a final proposal this fall. >>> nippon airways completely, safely, a two-hour flight after being fitted with a new result yum battery design. some insiders say that could have passengers from san jose and japan again before the end of next month. >>> police in los angeles are dealing with a rather unusual suspect. this is video of the man police thought they were looking for but it turns out it wasn't their way and he w
has drawn support from a cross-section of america, including the white house. >> president obama reached out by phone and the first lady tweeted, so proud of you jason collins. this is a huge step for our country. we've got your back. >> all of that prompted collins' only tweet saying, i knew i was choosing the road less traveled but i am not walking it alone. we go to radio host, jason page. thank you for joining us. >> absolutely. >> clearly a landmark decision, on the one hand, also surprising it took this long. what it your reaction, give perspective on this. >> i don't know if it is surprising it took so long as much as the guy that decided to break the barrier. all of us were predicting it needed to be a star player. needed to be a guy relatively young. but a guy that had cache, to survive the potential backlash. instead it's the exact opposite. a fringe player, a guy who may play seven to ten minutes a night, a free agent. i mean, you couldn't have drawn it up differently than a lot of the people i had been talking to behind the scenes who were predicting this would play o
. they got discouraged. john louis said if it wasn't for freedom summer, barack obama wouldn't be in the whies how white house. 40 years from now our children are going to see a better criminal defense public defense system because of you. so our lawyers are changing the world. public defenders are changing the world everyday and you don't realize it because you are caught up in this wrath of injustice. part of it is supporting the public defenders to advocate with stories to try to get the resources that we need and to ultimately build a movement where the voices are too loud. you can't ignore the voices saying. remember what gideon said, this is a civil rights issue and we need to shame the country into stepping up to the plate. >> if anyone wants to learn more about gideon's promise i have borrow brochure. the website is gideon's promise.org. >> can you tell us about your personal story ? >> my personal story came in 1991. i was convicted of second degree murder of shooting into an occupied car and attempted murder. it all erupted from the area i was from. i was from the
monday after he announced he was gay. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> president obama said no stone will be left unturned in reviewing whether any sensitive intelligence was missed that could have stopped the attacks on the boston marathon. well, the boston attack has the maryland jockey club making security changes for this year's preakness stakes. fans will have to go through electronic wand searches may 17th andabyth. in addition, no backpacks or duffle bags will be allowed inside. we'll have much more on the changes coming up live at 5:00 on wjz. >>> our chilly, damp conditions stick around for another day. it's cloudy and cool with occasional drizzle. we want it to go away. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist chelsea ingram is here with our updated weather and we'll talk to kristy in just a second. chlsy? >> thanks, everyone. we have reports of drizzle, haze, each fog. but it is much quieter today than it was this sometime yesterday. temperatures are still cool out there, around 61 degrees in washington. 57 in easton. but look at that, 67 degrees a
with better reforms. the speaker says mr. barack obamas the sequester. the white house says only congress can replace it. >> shepard: that's what they were supposed to do in the beginning. don't they remember? good grief. i hate washington. not you, wendell. i love you. see you later. we're with the wall street journal's executive editor. the "wall street journal" owned by the parent company of this enemywork. a lot of things were said about sequester, a lot of them haven't happened. people at the very bottom of the inincome chain are hurt. but not everywhere. >> there's more parttimers in this jobs report. you can look around the edges and find things that will worry you. on the other hand if you pull back, it's good news. this was a notable improvement in the job picture. the unemployment rate went down for the right reasons. the revisions to the past two months that you pointed out were really important. remember, last month the numbers came in at 88,000. people said, my gosh, we're headed headed into at springtime swoons like last year that got revised upward and the previous month, too.
from the rose garden in the white house. president obama announcing two new nominations. the lady on the right is penny pritzger. nominated as the new commerce secretary. businesswoman, philanthropist and heirist. also be nominating michael froman on your left as the new u.s. trade representative. right now is one of the president's top economic advisors. again, you are looking live at the white house. the new nominees to the president's administration. >>> in the next 30 minutes, the president is due to leave the white house and fly to mexico. this afternoon he meets with the president of mexico. this trip could play a big role in the immigration reform fight right here in the u.s. >> reporter: president obama is counting on the u.s./mexico relationship to appeal to congress to move on immigration legislation. president obama and mexican president are on the same page with immigration reform. both support a path to citizenship for the 11 million people in the u.s. illegally. and both to establish a temporary seasonal work program for people from mexico and other parts of latin am
. at the white house today with the king of jordan, area's neighbor, president obama says he needs verification before acting. >> obtaining confirmation and strong evidence, all of those things we have to make sure that we work on with the international community. >> be care -- >> britain's prime minister is using caution. >> the national park sfs says it's seen an increase in dog attacks in the golden gate national recreation area. the late ets was a fatal attack on a pair of geese. it comes as an especially tense time for the park and dog owners. >> i bring my dogs here four or five times a week. >> reporter: with it's sandy beaches, it's not hard to see why chrissy field draws dog owners. but not every dog owner eer is sass cautious as amy stephens. in the last month they've seen five dog month incident including a fatal attack of goose gos lynx at chrissy field. >> we've had a recent number increase. >> it all comes atz the park service prepares to release a new report proposing sweeping access to dog changes. >> they love the park, they use it intensely and there's competition for space. >
to president obama after the president made a joke about him at the white house correspondents dinner. >> taking a look at traffic in san jose. this is high 83. to the left you can see the exlit near shark tank. traffic going towards san jose airport. to south san jose. back >>> thousands of pounds of fresh produce delivered to the footd banks this morning brought by the truck load from farms in southern california. these donations sick sig nam a start of produce season. they see fresh fruits and vegetables. the fonda family program allows the barngs to purchase the produce for below market rate. >> latest move by yahoo ceo to keep employees happy there and twitter's warning to journalist. >> hi, emily. >> good afternoon, apple raised $17 billion in the largest corporate bond sell ever. the first time in nearly two decades the maker sold bonds which the company will give back to shareholders part of the buy back program. yahoo announced a competitive maternity policy, offering 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, eight weeks of leave for new dads. updates after marisa myer ended the comp
have an openly gay man in a male dominated locker room. >> reporter: now president obama personally called jason collins to express his support. a white house aide said he was impressed by his courage. first lady michelle obama tweeted "we've got your back." john and diana? >> devin, what's next for collins? does he intend to keep playing? >> reporter: he plays for the washington wizards, now a free agent. it's still unclear whether a team will pick him up for next season but collins says he's ready to play and all this attention will motivate him to work harder. >> devin dwyer, thank you. >>> there is, of course, much more to the story. that exclusive interview with jason collins coming up on "good morning america." >>> all right, now to the latest in the boston bombing. investigators have discovered female dna on one of the bombs used in the attack. >> sources say it's unclear whether it is from a victim of the attack, someone who handled components of the bomb before it was put together or someone who helped build that bomb. the fbi wants to take evidence from the widow of tamerl
bombing suspects cover his tracks. the white house says today that president obama is getting regular updates on the investigation. our chief white house correspondent ed henry is live on the north lawn. ed, what do we know. >> what's interesting is yesterday at his news conference the president faced some criticism later in the day yesterday for saying that these two brothers were self-radicalized. it turns out that it's a little ambiguous right now and jay carney at the podium when he had his daily press briefing seemed to sort of hedge it a bit. take a listen. >> that's a supposition that has to be proven through investigation. and investigations need to follow all paths and i know that the president expects that's what the fbi, which is the lead agency in this investigation is making sure is what is happening in this investigation. >> now, investigators in particular we're told are tracking the movements of the older brother here. can you see his picture right there. remember, he left for seven months. he spent it in russia. and dagestan last year. in retrospect it's clear the rus
of p.c. obama is living in the white house. is that p.c. in the day we live. in by the way, to jason collins out there, the gay kid, i'm happy for you, brother. you might want to keep that christian thing. you might want to stay in the closet on that one. that might catch up to you. >> bill: we haven't covered that because we feel that everybody's personal life is their personal life, you know. the basketball player is happy to weigh in. >> we don't have to be pristine. he said is he gay. he said is he a christian. i'm telling him to sit on the christian thing because that might come back to bite you. >> bill: dennis miller, everybody. i'm getting a lot of mail on the bolder fresher shows all sold out. there are a few tickets for west bury long island on june 1st. make great fathers and mother's day gifts. check it out on bill o'reilly.com. cammeron and rosen. will the benghazi and libya chaos erupted into a full blown scandal? that report moments away. the boys used double miles from their capital one venture card to fly home for the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? h
was critic of bushes gave gracious comments. obama who heretofore has not said much nice about the predecessor even if n the white house several unveiling the official portrait said very few things about the president. gave expanse i and generous and gracious comments. also that was interesting at the private lunch following event, president obama threw out a line that was a great line. i suspect it would have been better if he used it publicly. he said i learned a lot from the predecessor, once you get in the job, you understand how difficult the job really is. i learned how difficult it is to throw out the ball, the first pitch of a game. and how hard it is to ride a bike. from my predecessor. it was a note of humility and humor and graciousness. >> bill: good. glad to hear that. glad to hear that. you heard the barney frank interview. i wanted to get your opinion on why you think the president doesn't say the words "islamic jihad." know it was the motivator for the two to go up and kill an 8-year-old boy, three other americans and wound 200. but barack obama simply will not
. the mane stream media as president obama said in white house corresondents dinner i'm proud to be all of you because all of you voted for me. >> they cheered obama when he said it. >> john mccain did a joke how the media was his base. it was a joke. >> reality, as you know, the data all show this by four or five to one margin supported obama in 2008, not mccain. mccain had a base among the media until he ran for president which it collapsed. >> difference whether or not people in the media reported him and influenced reporting. those are two different things. jon: we're getting a big wrap from you two guys. >> i don't blame him. jon: always fun being in the middle of your arguments. alan colmes, jim pinkerton, thank you. jenna: scare us a little bit here. nba player, veteran of the league jason collins is making headlines. julie banderas is with the "fox 411.". >> could lines says i'm a 34-year-old nba center and i'm black and gay. coming out boldly, the world and worldwide web reacting first active openly gay pro athlete after making front page of "sports illustrated". the 34-year-ol
. she's hot. the president. at the white house correspondents' dinner again. >> obama: i'm also hard at work on plans for the obama library and some have suggested that we put it in my birthplace but i would rather keep it in the united states. >> stephanie: she how he takes what they do and makes it funny. uh-oh. >> i'm guessing dennis miller isn't writing for him. >> obama: cnn has taken some knocks lately. the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate. >> stephanie: oh! ouch! snap! >> no one laughed at the cnn table. >> stephanie: i'll probably be on cnn all week. i did not find that funny at all. >> neither did erin burnett. >> stephanie: okay. the president. >> stephanie: in california where the fund-raiser, having a nice time. i mention that pamela harris is the best looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine i got trouble when i got back home. [ laughter ] who knew eric holder was so sensitive! >> they did that joke on mrs. colbert? i forget who it was. no. it was "saturday night live."
the course and some of them will be dressed in costumes. >>> happening right now, president obama is speaking at a news conference at the white house. let's listen in. >> a couple of questionsen national security. on syria, you said that the redline was not just about chemical weapons being used or spread and it was a game changer. it seemed cut and dry. and now your administration seems to be indicating that line is not clear. do you risk u.s. credibility if you do not take military action? and then on benghazi, there are some survivors who want to come forward and testify, some in your state statement who said they've been blocked. will you allow them to testify? >> first of all, on syria, i think it's important to understand that for several years now what we've been seeing a slowly unfolding disaster for the syrian people. and this is not a situation in which we've been simply bystanders to what's been happening. by policy -- by policy from the beginning has been -- my policy from the beginning has been that president assad lost credibility, that he attacked his own people, has killed his
republican on the foreign relations committee senator bob corker wants president obama to explain reports that the cia has delivered millions of dollars to harmid karzai in a letter to the white house. if the reports are true and indicates a an incoherent policy towards afghanistan. >>> also, it's official hawaiian democratic congresswoman hanabusa get the job. not just hanabusa making moves. busy week in senate news. check out our website, rundown.msnbc.com. we're back with more "daily rundown." >>> live pictures before we go. opening bell ringing on wall street. the markets responding. responding well to the april's jobs report. surprisingly strong number compared when analysts were expecting 175,000 jobs were added. unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008. the economy has created an average of compare that to an average of 138,000 over the previous six months. >>> coming up here on "daily rundown" the jobless rate at a four-year low as we noted. get reaction today from the white house. >>> plus, as the national rifle association annual convention gets under way, presid
convention in charlotte last year. fox would be the first african- american cabinet nominee of obamas second term. >> saturday night was the white house correspondents' dinner. and throughout the evening president obama and others poke fun at each other. take a listen. >> (cheers and applause) i thought this looks pretty good. for example the whole controversy about jy z going to cuba. i have 99 problems and now, jay z is one. >> the president has been busy creating jobs. since it has been elected the number of popes have doubled. and the number of tonight show host has tripled. >> congratulations! >connan o'brien taking jabs. >> we will take a break. it is 422 much more straight ahead on the kron 4 morning news. a quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza approach where it is expected nice and light. >> @ 423 in the morning. >> good morning everyone. the time is a 425 . thanks for waking up or staying up with kron 4 morning news. off to a mild start. 50s and lows '60s. 61 in hayward. 59 in concord. livermore checking in at 60 degrees. mid 54 downtown san francisco. >> following the numbers in
the white house. president obama will hold a news conference in about 9 minutes from now. it is slated for 10:15 eastern time. there is so much to cover. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." a bit of a surprise. martha: a news conference coming up in a while. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. there is whole host of issues the president could address but one would think the situation in syria would be front and center. bill: we have wendell goler on the north lawn. wendell, what is this all about? >> reporter: last time the president held a solo news conference was mid-january. his aides said he wowed them at correspondents dinner but didn't take questions. so he is due. he will take questions about 10:15 or so. as you say syria likely to dominate the list of questions and whether or not the president has backed away from his warning to bashar al-assad using chemical weapons could cross a red line. his aides now say the president wants definitive proof of the two alleged occasions where chemical weapons were used last month. u.s. intelligence agencies are not a
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career. cruz was the first boxer to come out. and greg louganis came out. the white house is commending jason collins for going public about being gay. he said the obama administration supports jason collins and called his decision courageous. >> commend him for his courage and support him in his, you know -- in this effort and hope his fans and his team support him going forward. >> former president bill clinton voiced encouragement for him saying the announcement is an important moment. jason collins' revelation generated this tweet from the boston red sox, we salute you jason collins for your courage and leadership. anytime you want to throw out a first pitch, let us know. at 6:00 p.m. the implications of jason collins' announcement and how it could open new door. >>> the relocation committee recommended the kings should not be allowed to move to seattle. it will be up up to the nba owners. the relocation committee is made up of 12 owners and their recommendation was unanimous. that is expected to set the tone for the final vote. after the vote kevin johnson tweeted that is what i am
's recommendation. president obama has picked the mayor of charlotte, north carolina to be the next secretary of transportation. his name is anthony fox and the president introduced him at the white house today. he's the first african american nominee in mr. obama second term cabinet. president called on the senate to confirm fox quickly so america could get to work rebuilding roads and bridges. fox will replace ray la hood one of the few republicans in the obama administration. >> well voting first research shows the rate of african american voter turn out surpas surpassed that of white during the 2012 election. according to new bit of analysis of the election results and the census data black voted more than white in 2008 as well. the ratio of black voters who took to the poll compared with white who stayed home was so significant that they say if the turn out demographic the same as in 2004 romney would be president rate now. >> fda is investigating food with added caffeine and the potential impact on the help of children. nouns thement is in response to caffeinateded gum introduced
are doing here today. we're talking about the veterans event at the white house. we will have live coverage with president barack obama, his wife, vice-president joe biden, and his wife jill biden. we are also covering the anti- defamation league's annual summit in washington d.c.. it opens in a keynote address on our ron's nuclear program and the aftermath of the boston marathon bombing. that is 9:00 a.m. on the c- span3. and bloomberg this afternoon hosting a summit on the deficit and a recovering economy. that is around 2:10 p.m.. we will be covering bill clinton speaking about his influences on his career lives on the c-span at 10:30 a.m. eastern time. that is some of our coverage here on c-spanhere c-span2, and c-span3. congress is out this week on recess, they will return next week. we are talking about the quality of education in your community. norristown, pennsylvania, independent scholar. your thoughts? i agree, i do not have the correlation between unionizing teachers and the quality of education. i did research that showed that there is no difference in performance between chart
in this conversation. one thing obama and the white house has said the they want to talk to our allies, talk to the u.n., get that engagement. that is something we have seen them talk about from the beginning. they want to act with allies and the rest of the world community behind them. part of what they're doing right now is talking with those leaders, talking with the u.n., seeing what that means. it sends a message to countries like north korea that we will be acting. to be the only guy facing a bunch of other guys, it makes it easier for them to make their point. host: seung min kim, we see a headline in "the wall street journal" looking at the delays in airports and the faa what is the latest. >> a new law has been passed to allow the faa to reconfigure their filing so you do not have all these delays at the airport. this is all part of the sequester. the across-the-board cuts were supposed to hit everyone pretty evenly, but people were getting angry, long lines, including members of congress, so when the delays started to get along bear, congress look at it. >> i was as different from other iss
. live to the white house for announcements from president obama. [applause] >> thank you. good morning, everybody. please have a seat. my top priority as president is to grow the economy, create good, middle-class jobs, make sure the next generation prospers. in a few minutes, i will be departing the white house that will promote that priority. one of our largest economic partners, then i will be visiting coastal rita where i will send a summit with central american leaders. in both in the dutch instances, i will work to deepen trade relationships across latin america. a relationship that creates jobs, growth here at home and growing markets where they can sell more american-made goods and services abroad. before i go, i have some business to do. i am proud to announce that i will be nominating to outstanding individuals to my cabinet, who will focus on these issues. ier the past four years, have tasked the secretary of commerce and the trade representative with opening new markets for goods and services, doubling our expert -- exports. over those four years, ron kirk, along with its o
to be with you. >>> taking you to a developing story now. live pictures at the rose garden at the white house. president obama is announcing the nomination of penny pritzger. let's listen in. >> we know he's going to be extraordinary leading that institution. but today i'm in a position to nominate two extraordinary individuals to continue the work of ron and becky as key members of my economic team. as i said in my state of the union address, when it comes to growing our economy and our middle class, we should focus on three things. number one, making sure america's a magnet for good jobs. number two, helping workers earn the skills they need to get those jobs, and number three, making sure their hard work actually leads to a decent living. both these individuals share that focus. first, i'm not naming penny pritzger to serve as my secretary of commerce. now, penny is one of our country's most distinguished business leaders. she's got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate, finance, and hospitality. >> when he says hospitality, she's from the hyatt ho
's capital. hollywood's biggest stars, politicians and journalists gathered for the annual white house correspondents' dinner. president obama took the stage saying that for his second term he has new plans. and a new look. >>"i understand second term, need a burst of new energy, try some new things. my team and i talked about. we're willing to try anything so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. i thought this looked pretty good." after walking in to rap music.obama used this year's annual dinner to poke fun of himself and some of his political adversaries. >> what do you think the worst job in america is. we will tell you after the break. look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids w
next. >>> comedian-in-chief. president obama takes the mike at the annual white house correspondents' dinner. >> these days when i look in the mirror, i have to admit that i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist i used to be. >> the president pulled few
, taking some tough questions, including from our own chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl. >> reporter: president obama had a clear message for the american people today. there will be no rush to military action in syria. for one thing, the evidence is incomplete. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria, but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them. >> reporter: on the domestic front, the president is only 100 days into his second term, and he has already faced a string of defeats in congress. >> do you still have the juice to get the rest of your agenda through this congress? >> well, if you put it that way, jonathan, maybe i should just pack up and go home. [ laughter ] >> golly. mark twain said, you know, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated. >> reporter: the problem, he said, is congress. >> jonathan, you seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities, and that my job is to somehow get them to behave. that's their job. >> reporter: after today's press confe
's burned 75 acres. it's 8:16. just this morning, the white house sent out a notice that president obama will make a "personnel announcement" at 11:15 this morning. that's white house speak for another nomination for president obama's-term admin stration. here are the three -- administration. here are the three possibilities -- >>> senators are on recess this week but the topic of immigration reform is not. as kyla campbell reports, the debate centers on how same-sex couples are affected by the immigration bill. kyla? >> reporter: california senators feinstein and barbara bockers and other democrats -- bockers and other -- boxer and other democrats are disappointed by this reform bill. it does not include any provisions for same-sex partners. the plan introduced a couple of weeks ago, aims to make illegal immigration easier for highly- skilled immigrants, migrant farm workers and those living in the u.s. illegally. but in the bill, there's no mention of helping foreign and same-sex partners of u.s. citizens become legal, permanent residents. democrats want to offer an amendment to the ga
ago in may vice president biden surprised the white house on "meet the press" saying he was absolutely comfortable with same-sex marriage. that same week president obama said same-sex couples should be able to get married. the president made inauguration history by agrees addressing gay rights in the speech. >> the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still. just as it guided our forebearers to seneca falls and stonewall. >> in "sports illustrated," collins refers to that speech saying the more people who speak out, the better. gay or straight. this ahead of the supreme court arguments on prop 8 and the defense of marriage act, rob portman was the first sitting senator to voice support after he learned his son, will, is gay. he was followed by mark kirk and dozens of democrats had a chase to avoid being the last on the democratic side. the supreme court arguments put a spotlight on the issue as polling showed a shift on major during the obama pedestrian. why is this announcement a dig deal? they were ahead of the durve and the civil rights
. obama is chatting with right now, you can see the president talking with ed henry, the white house correspondent for fox news, previously cnn, longtime viewers of the washington journal remember that for years ed henry did ourressional updates on morning program. that is the head table at the white house correspondents dinner. >> continued live coverage on c- span of the white house correspondent's dinner at the hilton hotel in dupont circle. this may be 7-8 blocks from the white house, just north of dupont circle which is about 21st street in washington. the white house is in the 1600 block. ,his is a tweet from g tweeting, dear people of washington, please eat a little faster. it is 1:59 a.m. in the uk and i just want to hear the speeches. ,ome of the guests attending mayor bloomberg, barbra streisand and kevin spacey. asaw kevin spacey earlier, lot of you criticizing c-span for not getting barbra streisand on camera. my guess is, we would have shown her if we had found her by now. i don't know if she's actually there. i think she is. michael j fox as a guest of nbc, along with m
time. today 166 remain. bill plante asks the question that made news today. he's at the white house now. bill? >> reporter: scott, when barack obama was running for president in 2008, he vowed to close the u.s. prison in guantanamo bay cuba, a promise he did not keep. today he blamed congress. and with many of the prisoners there on that hunger strike that you mentioned, he said he'd try again. >> is it any surprise really that they would prefer death rather than have no end in sight to their confinement? >> it is not a surprise to me that we have problems in guantanamo. it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standing. it lessens cooperation with our allies on counter-terrorism efforts. it is a recruitment tool for extremists. it needs to be closed. i'm going to go back at this and i'm going to reengage with congress to try to make the case that this is not something that is in the best interest of the american people. >> meanwhile you continue to force feed these folks. >> i don't want these individuals to die. obviously the pentagon is trying to
, which we see coming up in the weeks. the worst week was president obama. when the white house press corps is questioning if you've got juice, really not a good week when you are president. the whole question of is he a lame duck president three months into his second term, that's problematic, not that he can't work his way out of. >> not what a president wants to be asked about. morris, your picks? >> susan, really? come on. come on. this is ridiculous. my worst -- let me start with my worst, my worst is those poor germans, the best economy in europe, now the best football clubs in europe. you know what to do with those poor germans. but my best week goes to the economy. again, adding jobs, steady pace, wall street skyrocketing. i don't understand why the republicans cannot praise this president for his stewardship of the economy. susan, i just can't understand t. >> can't start a fight. don't have a lot of time. patricia, i want to end with you. who are your best and worst of the week? >> my best week goes to gabriel gomez, republican nominee now in the senate race up there. he is
the overall economy. what do you think? should we do that? and even in congress and the white house both president obama and members of congress, paul ryan, have proposed limiting average medicare spending per beneficiary to gdp growth at 0.5%. we don't hear much about that. but both of them have proposed limits, because they know that trajectory that we're on. what do you think? should we have limits to how much we spend? the health care reform law had proposed ap independent advisory board, it'd be set up with 15 members appointed by the president, confirmed by the senate, and members would recommend ways to curb medicare spending. it was based on the base realignment and closure commission. we had to close a lot of military bases. it's very hard for elected officials to make those decisions to close a military base in their own constituency, so they ceded that responsibility to experts, and congress had to agree or disagree. that was the model used for the independent payment advisory board. it cannot change medicare raise premiums, cut benefits, and if congress doesn't like the recom
money out of the pockets of the newly unemployed. in his weekly address president obama warned that unless congress agrees to find new ways to tax and spend, the painful budget cuts will continue. >> and we can't just keep putting band-aids on every cut. >> reporter: the white house says many of those cuts will impact the vulnerable, like low income women and children who get meals through federal programs. groups that don't have the type of muscle to lobby for relief says sarah binder with the brookings institution. she's tracking the fallout. >> clinics that are paid by medicare that are affected by sequestration who are saying we have long lines, we're turning away patients. patients have to travel. i believe they are going to try to organize to try to put that type of bipartisan pressure on congress. >> reporter: any bending on capitol hill won't come until at least next month. congress left washington this weekend for a nine day break. negotiations are likely to go on through the fall. jeff. >> jeff: margaret, thank you. cbs news learned this president obama will nominate
, president obama discusses a new education initiative at the white house science fair. after that, the 2013 teacher of the year. first senator speeches by signature heitkamp. >> it to cars pull someone has a stranger and the other as dick cheney, you get in the car with the stranger. >> if you took all the money republicans spent tried to stop health-care weekend have health care. here we are at the hilton. >> is hard to be funny with the president of the united states sitting here. somehow, the joe biden manages to do in it. >> our coverage starts at the red carpet are rivals like today at 6:15 eastern on c-span. >>, monday, president obama posted the third white house science fair. obamamonday, president posted a third white house science fair. he announced a new program focusing on those four areas. this is 50 minutes. -- 15 minutes. [applause] >> thank you, everybody. have a seat. welcome to the white house science fair, one of my favorite events through the course of the year, and i just had a chance to see some of the outstanding exhibits that have been put forward by some of these am
indefinitely. the white house is working on that problem and the obama administration has pledged to close down guantanamo bay but some congressional lawmakers are stopping that from happening. >>> and it is taking a toll here in california and as kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, the unemployed you will get smaller benefit checks starting this week. kyla? >> reporter: they say those hit hard will already be in a tougher financial situation. these are affecting those who have already been receiving unemployment benefits. their weekly checks are receiving now 250 a week. these amounts do not even cover 1/3 of what they were making when theyed jobs. the unemployment is at its best in four years but the reduced benefits will force them to one, take minimum wage jobs and number two, they will likely stop looking for work all together. this is just a glimpse of what is ahead and i will have more as these automatic budget cuts continue when i see you next. kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> it is only average at best when it comes to childhood education. that is acc
at large at salon and author of the book "what is the matter with white people?" president obama marked 100 days of his second term and we see headlines like this one. president obama says "i am still relevant." is he finding his voice having an effective audience? how would you rate how he has done on the big issues? pre-k's i give him -- >> -- guest: i give him a b. we focus on the president and act like he has magic powers. a tough he has congress to work with, and the republicans in particular and democrats are to blame at times, too, have devoted themselves to not working with him. a lot of people thought he should have done more on the gun control will. i do not know he had it in his power to move those last six votes on either side. i am more critical on the sequester. newt: on gun control, then " york times" is sending reporters up to kelly ayotte where she is drawing supporters and detractors for her vote against the gun control bill. "the wallheadline in street journal." "theou watching -- washington post e are you watching what is happening? guest: very closely. she is in a purpl
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